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Title The balance of nature and human impact [electronic resource] / edited by Klaus Rohde.
Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Part I Nonequilibrium and Equilibrium in Populations and Metapopulations; 1 Reef fishes: density dependence and equilibrium in populations?; Summary; Background: the development of ideas about density dependence in reef fishes; The recruit-adult hypothesis; Competition for refuges is a widespread cause of density dependence; The recruit-adult hypothesis expanded: spatial variation in carrying capacity based on availability of refuges; Reef fish populations in decline; Possible links between reef degradation and fish declines.
The recruit-adult hypothesis expanded: declining carrying capacity for reef fish populations based on loss of refugesIf mesopredator release is occurring, its likely effect is to intensify density-dependent mortality in small prey fishes; Cryptic density dependence and responses of settling larvae to habitat degradation; Conclusion; References; 2 Population dynamics of ectoparasites of terrestrial hosts; Introduction; Measurements of abundance and distribution; Is abundance a parasite species character?; Relationship between abundance and prevalence; Biases in ectoparasite infestation.
Factors affecting ectoparasite abundance and distributionConcluding remarks; References; 3 Metapopulation dynamics in marine parasites; Introduction; Metapopulations within metapopulations; Spatial patterns of populations and epidemiology; Concluding remarks; References; Part II Nonequilibrium and Equilibrium in Communities; 4 The paradox of the plankton; General background; Competition for resources, competitive exclusion, coexistence and chaos; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; 5 A burning issue: community stability and alternative stable states in relation to fire; Introduction.
Fire begets fire -- the stability paradoxEvidence for transformative fire feedbacks; Evidence of feedbacks from fire exclusion; Global evidence of alternative stable states; Rainforest stability; Aridity, fire and stability; Community stability and invasive species; Conclusion; References; 6 Community stability and instability in ectoparasites of marine and freshwater fish; Introduction; Parasite communities; Non-saturated communities of fish ectoparasites; Aggregation of fish parasites promotes the stability of fish ectoparasite communities.
Temporal and spatial variability affect the structure of ectoparasite communities in freshwater fishLimiting similarity and niche restriction in ectoparasite species of fish: factors stabilizing the structure of their communities; Host specificity in structuring parasite communities; Nested structure of fish ectoparasite communities; Null model analyses; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; 7 Ectoparasites of small mammals: interactive saturated and unsaturated communities; Introduction; Ectoparasite co-occurrence: aggregative structure is a rule; Nestedness in ectoparasite communities.
Note Saturation of ectoparasite communities: the scale matters.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Mar. 29, 2013).
Subject Population biology.
Biotic communities.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Added Author Rohde, Klaus, 1932-
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Related To Print version: Rohde, Klaus Balance of Nature and Human Impact Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2013 9781107019614
ISBN 9781139095075 (electronic bk.)
9781107314252 (electronic bk.)
1107314259 (electronic bk.)
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